There is no doubt that the prescription drug epidemic spreading throughout the country is a serious situation. The issue once again made national news when President Trump declared it a public health emergency earlier this week, leading many Americans to question what, exactly, such a declaration will do to address opioid dependency nationwide. Similarly, Virginians are also debating what strategies might be the most efficient in combating the crisis.
Virginia residents who have been arrested may understand the financial strain paying bail puts on a family. Already dealing with the stress and worry of a potential legal judgment, trying to pull together enough money to pay for a relative's release from jail is not always possible. A new bill being proposed in the Senate wants to move towards eliminating the financial bail system.